Sunday, December 09, 2012

The Amazing Race: Season Finale Blog Party


Welp, this is it. It's the two-hour season finale. I'm so hoping the twins don't win. Although annoying (to me), I have to give them credit for being a much stronger team than I thought they would be in the beginning. We all know that since Abbie and Ryan got the boot, the two million dollar prize is off the table. But a million is nothing to sneeze at! Plus, running the race is just such a wondrous adventure. I'd love to tag along with them!

As always, I'll update this entry with the major happenings. But the real party is in the comments area. Be there or be square. Or, something like that ...

The teams are heading to France. Sigh, product placement for the Ford Escape kick tailgate doohickey. The twins have a speed bump and are really upset with the Beekman boys, Josh and Brent.

Detour -- Chow or Plow. Feed hunting hounds or use horse and plow to cultivate a field. After the Detour, Trey and Lexi are in the lead, followed by the Chippendales. Then the Beekman Boys!

Roadblock - Who's a fun guy? Searching for mushrooms. Trey and Lexi are heading to the Pit Stop, followed by James and Jaymes. Beekman Boys are lost and the twins are behind. Gah, the the Beekmans got to the cave for the mushrooms and the twins are there now, too.

Yay! James and Jaymes are the first to the Pit Stop! They each won a Ford Escape. Surprise, surprise. One of them was saying how his mother needed a car. Trey and Lexi are the second team to arrive.

Gah, the twins are done with the Roadblock before the Beekmans.

I can't believe it! The Beekman Boys beat out the obnoxious twins! Karma!

The teams are flying to NYC and the Coney Island boardwalk. That would be pre-Sandy, of course. All three teams keep walking by the clue! Now they have to head to the Brooklyn Navy Yard (where an ex of mine used to work!). Sigh. James and Jaymes are still looking for the clue as the other two teams head off.

Roadblock - Who's ready for an amazing escape? It's a Houdini related strait jacket hanging upside down bungee jumping thing.

Trey and Lexi are leading, now in the first pizzeria in NY (Lombardi's) and must deliver 10 pizzas.

I believe they're heading to the United Nations now.

Yep, I'm right. Trey and Lexi still in the lead. Chippendales just got to the pizzas, but the Beekmans made the deliveries wrong.

Roadblock - Who has a way with words? They have to match hellos and goodbyes from the various countries traveled in the race in order. Yikes.

OMG - Josh and Brent are on the way to the Pit Stop first! Lexi is breaking down. James and Jaymes are done with the Roadblock now.

The BEEKMAN BOYS (GOAT FARMERS) WIN THE AMAZING RACE!

James and Jaymes came in second. 

152 comments:

Nickelpeed said...

~~~SPLASH~~~ Hi Jackie! And, thank you!!!

Jackie said...

Hey there. I can't believe it's actually starting on time tonight!

SueGee said...

~~~SPLASH~~~

Hi Jackie, Hi Penny!

I can't believe I'm still in the pool!! (for both shows)

SueGee on the left coast

Jackie said...

Quiet start here tonight!

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie, Penny and SueG

Becky said...

I brought grilled chicken, brocolli and cauliflower.

Drinking word, twinie.

Jackie said...

::waving::

Becky said...

I had to finish my dinner. Late eating tonight.

~~Silk said...

Hi folks. I'm sitting over here against the wall, quietly. Can't walk and talk at the same time....

Joe in NY said...

hi folks.

STILL don't care who wins. LOL. I guess it's too late to find a team to root for. I suppose I should root against the Beekman's on principle, since they already have their own TV show.

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Becky, SueGee, Silk and Joe!

Sharon S said...

Hi! I'm late, but I made it. The Beekman's have a tv show?

Joe in NY said...

Yes, my sister is a huge fan of their TV show. She finds them very funny. Not sure which cable channel it is on, but it is a reality show following them on the farm. I'm guessing it is a cable network owned by CBS. LOL

Becky said...

Penny, the English Fox Hounds look like Beagles.

Jackie said...

Becky -- Beagles!

Sharon S said...

Joe -- you are probably right about their network! lol

Becky said...

Love to hear them bay -- that is unless I am trying to watch TV or talk on the phone.

Joe, I saw a dog like yours yesterday. They are beautiful.

The Texans are doing great on plowing.

Nickelpeed said...

Oh gosh, they are behind. Come on Jaymes and James.

Shut up girls. You are rude!!!

Joe in NY said...

http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/the-fabulous-beekman-boys/index.html?affiliate=blocker&omnisource=SEM&c1=Cooking_Channel&c2=Google&c3=Beekman_Boys&c4=beekman%20boys&s_kwcid=TC|1026359|beekman%20boys||S|b|14428743203

Becky said...

Yeah, Jackie. I love them. They are the clowns of the dog world.

Joe in NY said...

They are on the Cooking channel

SueGee said...

I'm rooting for the Texans (my pool picks) Eating dinner Pot Roast with veggies - plenty to share!

SueGee

Becky said...

Come on Chippies!

Nickelpeed said...

Yes, they do, Becky. I love Foxhounds. I think they Have Harriers too

Anonymous said...

I thought the Beekmans' show was cancelled in 2010 after Season Three. It was on the Planet Green channel. Josh has also written a couple of memoirs, and there's a cookbook with their farm's recipes.

Jackie said...

I am sick of the twins saying "bloody" and "evil gays."

Becky said...

They are now in second place.

Nickelpeed said...

I know two women who have 2 Great Pyrenees, each. Beautiful dogs. Very friendly.

Becky said...

ROFLOL They eat like Beagles too!

Nickelpeed said...

Those twins are so horrible. Mean, mean women. Bigots.

SueGee said...

Who is "they"? (Some of us can't actually watch for several hours LOL)

SueGee

Becky said...

Jackie, I am sick of the twins period!

Jackie said...

I met a cool Labradoodle (sp?) yesterday ... gorgeous sweetheart of a dog. Much bigger than I thought, though!

Becky said...

J & J, the Chippies.

Nickelpeed said...

I know, isn't that funny, Becky? Heehee. They just gulp it.

Anonymous said...

To amend my previous comment, Planet Green had the first 2 seasons of the Beekmans' show, the Cooking Channel the 3rd.

Joe in NY said...

Anon - according to the cooking channel website, The Fabulous Beekman Boys are on Thursdays at 10 p.m.

Jackie said...

Sue - I'm updating the post with things. It's Trey and Lexi, followed by James and Jaymes and then the Beekman Boys. What a shame ... the twins are currently in last place.

Joe in NY said...

Great Pyrenees are known more as suspicious than friendly. They are flock guarding dogs by breeding and (unfortunately) were bred to work alone with no shepherd. So they are (LOL) genetically predisposed to NOT listen to you. But they are beautiful and very brave and usually friendly to humans though often not friendly with other dogs.

Nickelpeed said...

@ Jackie...LOL

Sharon S said...

Thanks for the info on their show(s). I will check them out sometime!

Becky said...

Every year our vet have Mr. & Mrs. Santa come to the clinic. You can take your pet in to have their picture taken. We took my two girls and Momma's dog Little Bit. My girls have scarves, and I went to Hobby Lobby to find one for LB. They were out of the Christmas ones. I bought him a red bow tie. He was adorable. I will give Momma the picture of him as one of her Christmas gifts.

SueGee said...

Thanks Jackie!!

I just checked out the Beekman's web site and was impressed. Still want them to come in 3rd :o)

SueGee

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, she got it right! Come on, though, Jaymes and James.

Becky said...

Good, my two favorite teams are in the lead.

Nickelpeed said...

Ooooh, Becky! Your momma will LOVE that picture. You've got to post it somewhere! How cool!!

Becky said...

The Chippies got there first.

Nickelpeed said...

Yeah!!! The boys!!! Yes!!

Nickelpeed said...

I hope Lexi and Trey do not fall too far behind.

Nickelpeed said...

Good. My two favorites! Go Jaymes and James; and Lexi and Trey

~~Silk said...

I've been to many of the places they are visiting today. Possibly for the first time in TAR!

Nickelpeed said...

These girls are so hateful. How mean.

Nickelpeed said...

DANG IT!!!!!!! Yuck!

Becky said...

I will, Penny. We are having problems loading the CD on the computer. I will have to call the vet's office. Mr. & Mrs. S run an animal rescue. They do not charge for the pictures, it is on a donation basis.

Darn! Looks like the twins took third.

Nickelpeed said...

I bet the pictures are so cute, Becky. You might have to manually open the CD.

Becky said...

We get a message that the disk may be corrupted.

Becky said...

The twins will probably run over the cat!

Sharon S said...

Oh, I hope those twins get lost.

Nickelpeed said...

Dang it. I didn't want the girls to make it. What a pain they are!

Nickelpeed said...

Hahahahahaha. Come on farmers, you can do this!!!!

I hate the suspense!!

Bummer

Sharon S said...

Oh thank God!

Nickelpeed said...

YES! YES!!! YES!!!!!!

Becky said...

Yeah!!!!The twinies are G-O-N-E!

SueGee said...

Silk - one time TAR finished in San Francisco so it was fun to see they were also in Oakland and Alameda too!

SueGee

Nickelpeed said...

Okay, I'm happy with whomever should win now. Ding, Dong, the twins are gone, the twins are gone....

Jackie said...

YAY! The evil twins are GONE!

Sam (formerly Anon) said...

Joe in NY, thanks for the info on the Beekmans' current show! I'll be sure to check it out this week.

SueGee said...

Yeah!! Karma for those who play the game but can't drive :o)

SueGee

Becky said...

I will be happy with any winner too. Kind of hope it is the Chippies. Don't they have a parent with cancer?

Jackie said...

One of them does, Becky. It sounds like neither of them come from any kind of money and both want to help out their parents.

Nickelpeed said...

Oh, wow. A place that was destroyed by Sandy. Wow.

Becky said...

Thanks, Jackie. I THOUGHT I remembered that as being said earlier.

monty924 said...

Hey everyone. I'm a full hour behind so I'll sit against the wall with Silk and read your comments. Just starting the show here. :(

Margo said...

go chippendales!!

monty924 said...

Happy I read the spoilers toward the end of the thread...

HAPPY DANCING :))))

Nickelpeed said...

I wouldn't mind seeing the Chippies win, then they can give up stripping for people. Although they do have very nice bodies! LOL

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Monty!!!!

Becky said...

Hey, Monty. Glad you could get here.

Becky said...

All three teams walked by the clue!

Nickelpeed said...

Oh Gosh, come on!!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Noooooooooooooo, come on Chippies!!!!

Becky said...

Oh, boy, the Chippies are still clueless.

SueGee said...

Hey Monte!

SueGee

monty924 said...

I think I have the Beekman's in the pool, so go boys, go!!

Jackie said...

Ew. My ex-boyfriend from the 80s worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Ew. Bad memories.

~~Silk said...

My current boyfriend was a Chippendale choreographer in the '80s. From what I've heard, the boys may not want to give up their jobs.

Becky said...

I love NYC. It is my favorite vacation place. I will be going back in 2014.

Nickelpeed said...

About time guys!!!!

Jackie said...

I'm probably going to NYC next week, weather permitting, Becky. Of course, I'm just a half-hour away. It does make it easier!

Becky said...

Isn't this the memory part?

Sharon S said...

I have the Beekman's in the pool..I think you do too Monty. I'm a bit of a traitor though...the Chippendales have been more entertaining, so I'm kind of rooting for them!

Sharon S said...

I have the Beekman's in the pool..I think you do too Monty. I'm a bit of a traitor though...the Chippendales have been more entertaining, so I'm kind of rooting for them!

Nickelpeed said...

They are kidding....right? Holy cow.

monty924 said...

Just caught up with the Evil Gay comment, yick. I'm so glad the twins are history.

Becky said...

They are a good looking couple.

Nickelpeed said...

Believe it or not, even though I lived in UpState NY for 19 years, I have only passed through NYC at night, through the Port Authority. I really, really want to visit. When I was young, I used to work at a Dude ranch. I was always excited to talk to the people from the city. 95% told me to never go to the city. LOL. I really want to!!!!

Yeah Trey - what a drop!

Becky said...

Trey & Lexie's cab driver doesn't seem like the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree.

Nickelpeed said...

I LOVE these guys!!!

Becky said...

The Chippies love this.

monty924 said...

Sharon, I'm with you on the Chippendales. I've enjoyed them this entire season. I'd be happy with any of the final three winning at this point.

Nickelpeed said...

Oh gosh...what a list. A lot of running. Yikes!

Nickelpeed said...

This is nervewracking...where are the spoilers????? O.O
I'm biting my nails!

Becky said...

I can't believe the Chippies didn't keep the cab there. I have a feeling they will have trouble.

~~Silk said...

Why don't they split up to deliver the pizzas?

Nickelpeed said...

What happens if they deliver the wrong ones? A penalty?

Becky said...

Incorrect what? I missed it.

Nickelpeed said...

The Beekman's delivered a few wrong deliveries.

Nickelpeed said...

Come on Chippies - MOVE!

Jackie said...

Penny - Go into the city! I love living here because I can even head in after work for dinner/whatever if I feel like it. Fortunately, it doesn't cost anywhere near as much to live here as it would there!

Becky said...

Thank you, Penny. I have the Chippies. I wonder what the second and third place team receive?

Jackie said...

I used to hang out at the Magician, a bar on Rivington Street

Nickelpeed said...

The Chippies work so well together. They funny and just good natured.

Becky said...

Okay, Farmers, don't start snipping at each other now.

Nickelpeed said...

That's so funny that only team who knew the UN symbol were the farmers. I do not see Trey and Lexi doing well on these signs.

I think the farmers will do the best.

Becky said...

I think one of the farmers just answered my question.

Becky said...

Love Trey's shorts.

Nickelpeed said...

This is going to be Trey's and Lexi's downfall. I do not think they will be successful. Hopefully, they all will have difficulties to be on an equal footing.

Come on Lexi...just suck it up.

Sharon S said...

This is a hard task. They are exhausted, and I bet everything just runs together in their memories.

Becky said...

I was not thrilled when I got the Chippies, but as the race progressed I changed my mind.

Jackie said...

I've got old Beatles stuck in my head ... you say hello, I say goodbye! I would do horribly on this one.

~~Silk said...

If you take notes along the way, are you allowed to consult the notes when you get to this part?

Becky said...

Isn't this the first time they have had this challenge with remembering hello and goodbye?

Jackie said...

Yes, Becky.

~~Silk said...

Yeah, in the past all I remember is putting the flags in sequence.

Becky said...

Silk, notes probably would not help them here. I just mentioned not ever using hello and goodbye in a challenge.

SueGee said...

I remember teams pulling out journals to help on some of these final task...sometimes their notes helped and sometimes not

SueGee

Nickelpeed said...

Well, it's very clear whoever wins this, will win the game.

The Chippies are so funny.

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, Wow, Wow.

Sharon S said...

James and Jaymes might be able to pull it off...

Nickelpeed said...

All that they went through, the farmers could come in first.

I'd really rather see the Chippies win. But...

Anonymous said...

Crap

Sharon S said...

Oh my gosh they did it! My pool pick actually won.

Nickelpeed said...

The underdogs.

Sharon S said...

I still would have preferred the Chippies, but to see the farmers get it after being so far behind all the time is kind of cool too.

Becky said...

The farmers win first place, and the twinnies will choke on all their nasty remarks about gays!

Becky said...

Oh, well, the Texans did well considering.

Nickelpeed said...

I hope the twins eat their words. They are just nasty people.

Becky said...

Great season. Thank you for hosting us, Jackie.

Sharon S said...

I am happy that three teams went to the final that were positive, supportive, and kind.

Nickelpeed said...

I won't be here Wednesday, have to work. But will be here next Sunday for the Survivor finale!!!

Take care, everyone!!!!

Penny

Sharon S said...

yes...Thanks Jackie!

Nickelpeed said...

Thank you SO much Jackie!!!

~~Silk said...

Becky - having notes would help me remember what flags go with what country. That's half the battle.

monty924 said...

What, what, what??? Are you serious, Sharon. Do we have bragging rights until next season?

Doing the Happy Dance, even though I'm still back at the pizzaria

Becky said...

See you Wednesday.

Jackie said...

While they weren't my favorite for the win, it is cool to see a team who seemed so doomed to lose actually win for a change!

Jackie said...

Thanks for a good season, all! And, to all a good night. :-)

monty924 said...

Night Jackie and everyone. See you on Wednesday for Survivor. I can't believe my pool pick won. Wow!!

Sharon S said...

Yes, Monty, I believe we do!

Anonymous said...

I would have been ok with any of the 3 finalists, but very happy for the farmers. Underdogs the whole game but somehow managed to stay in! Maybe because some underestimated them?

#1 and #2 could have flipped in winning and I would still have been happy though. :)

Jackie... thanks again for hosting another of our favorite shows!

Sharon
(too much trouble to look up the password and sign in) lol

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Margo said...

**Final Pool Update**

Congrats Sharon S, MEB, dusty and Monty924 you have braggin rights til next season.

WINNER Josh & Brent - Sharon S, MEB, Dusty, Monty924
2nd Jaymes & James - Margo, Becky, Zoetawny
3rd Trey & Lexi - SueGee, Merrilee, Donna in FL

Sorry you have been PHILIMINATED
Rob & Sheila - Terry in TX, Brent Mckee, ChicMc
Amy & Danny - Auntie Leigh, DKNYNC, ML
Caitlin & Brittany - JOEY, Lars, tlynsta,
Gary & Will - PDXGranny, Buzzmaam, Jackie
Rob & Kelley - Laurie, JonMd1267, Delee, Nana in NW
James & Abba - Caela, Jennasmom, Sydney, Brian
Abbie & Ryan - Donna in AL, Sharon, Rbennie (2 mil)
Natalie & Nadiya - Lynn1, Glenn, Ed in OH